17 December 2013

JILL FANSHAWE-KATO ON SHOW AT CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS GALLERY

Contemporary Ceramics, the gallery opposite the British Museum, has a new show of work by Jill Fanshawe-Kato (above).  It's long overdue.  Fanshawe-Kato has been making this elegantly decorated stoneware for a long time but unaccountably has only just been accepted as (or has only just applied to be) a member of the Craft Potters Association (CPA), which owns the gallery.

A couple of years ago, when the rent at their old gallery became prohibitive, the CPA made the bold decision to take these premises in Great Russell Street and the decision has paid off.  They are much more visible than they used to be at the top of Carnaby Street and that has made modern craft ceramics more visible as well.  It's a beautiful gallery and the building houses the offices of the CPA and of Ceramic Review into the bargain. Marta Donaghy, who ran the old gallery, continues to choose and display the exhibits well. If you haven't seen Contemporary Ceramics, do call in the next time you are in London.